What level of education do you have (#2)? What don't you understand about the conjugation of a verb? "...was -- also -- named earlier this year", is past tense. I know this is way over your head, but this is still 2009, isn't it? There was a baseball season played in the spring of this year, 2009. I don't know why I even went to the trouble to reply to your post. I'm not sure that you have the reading comprehension to to process it.